Motherhood Exaggerated

Motherhood Exaggerated

"A Remarkably honest account,"- Alan M. Dershowitz

Description: “The dramatic language, both highly descriptive and emotional, rings with the unforgiving pain and fear of this terrifying disease. The amplification of the lives of Judith and her daughter, Nadia, are felt as you read this deep and loving book.” —Carly Simon In her emotionally uncompromising memoir, MOTHERHOOD EXAGGERATED, Judith Hannan recounts the ordeal of her young daughter’s battle with cancer and how the frightening medical journey tested and strengthened a mother’s reliance. Hannan takes readers from diagnosis to remission as eight-year-old Nadia Hannan endures the nightmare of potentially terminal bone cancer, and the entire family weathers the dire interruption in their lives. Told with grace and candor, Judith Hannan’s fierce depiction of an unwelcome trial of motherhood is, in the words of novelist Mary Gordon, “a moving, engaging retelling of the complex bonds and tensions every parent experiences in our relationship with our children.” Hannan never whitewashes the truth, detailing the negative and positive steps along the way. She admits to her own insecurities and moments of weakness, but also takes pride in the small victories won as she battled for Nadia’s very life. Judith Hannan has been a writer for over 25 years. Her essays have appeared in such publications as Woman’s Day, Twins Magazine, and many more. Ms. Hannan has a long history of involvement in children’s education, health and welfare. She served as Director of Development for the 92nd Street Y and then for the Children’s Museum of Manhattan.

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